Breaking News
More () »

Tampa Bay and Sarasota's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Tampa Bay and Sarasota, FL | WTSP.com

Deputies identify 'hamburglar' accused of breaking into Wendy's

Florida deputies say the 34-year-old man fired up the restaurant's grill and cooked himself a hamburger before stealing a safe.
Credit: Martin County Sheriff's Office

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — Martin County deputies say they've identified and arrested a man accused of breaking into two restaurants and cooking himself some food in Jensen Beach.

Deputies say Patrick Benson, 34, has been charged with burglary, grand theft and attempted burglary. Benson used bricks or large rocks to break the restaurants' glass windows, according to law enforcement.

The sheriff's office said Benson fired up the grill and cooked himself a hamburger before stealing the safe at a Wendy's. Deputies say he helped himself to more food and money at another restaurant.

Authorities say the man also tried to steal from a gas station but could not break in.

What other people are reading right now:

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the 10News app now.

Have a news tip? Email desk@wtsp.com, or visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.